Housing in Response to the Human Life Cycle


This is Hagi as it has become after 50 years of tea, served and shared with deepest humility and hospitality, he explained. The wares in the stores are Hagi as it is new and incomplete, ready for you to finish and to tell your story.

 

 
The author, Shirley Tomita, along with
fellow architects Emory Baldwin and Chris Davidson, is forming a design collaborative to develop innovative housing prototypes and eventually communities of various scales. In this essay, she reflects upon the epiphany that occurred during a trip to Japan and that planted the seed of her passion for flexible housing design.

Fall 2006 Issue

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